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CEO of CU Atlanta killed by police
ATLANTA (7/20/10)--The CEO of CU of Atlanta was shot and killed by New Jersey police over the weekend, according to local media reports. Defarra Ivan Gaymon, 48, was shot and killed in a park Friday by an Essex County, N.J., sheriff’s detective. Gaymon, a former Montclair, N.J., resident, was visiting the area from Atlanta for a high school class reunion (NJ.com July 19). Gaymon was shot once in the chest by the detective at about 6 p.m. He died at the hospital later that evening. Police have not yet said what caused the shooting. Gaymon did not appear to be armed, the newspaper added. The detective also was taken to the hospital. CU of Atlanta has placed a memoriam of Gaymon on the homepage of its website with the message: “CU of Atlanta extends condolences to the family of DeFarra ‘Dean’ Gaymon who passed away suddenly July 16, 2010. We are deeply saddened at the loss of Mr. Gaymon and offer our most sincere sympathy to the Gaymon family.” Gaymon had been CEO of CU of Atlanta since March 2004. Previously, he served as vice president of operations at South Carolina State CU, Columbia, S.C. CU of Atlanta has $55 million in assets.


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